Parks & Urban Forest
The Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining the city’s parks and keeping them attractive for residents and visitors.
Visit our Parks page to learn more about our City parks.
According to the U.S. Forest Service urban forests include the trees in our yards, parks, public spaces and along our streets in cities which we reside. And although city landscapes aren't thought of as forests, trees provide similar benefits as forests, such as providing cleaner air and water. In addition to environmental benefits, trees can increase property values, reduce home energy costs, block UV radiation, buffer wind and noise, provide shade and most important for the City of St. Augustine, beautify our neighborhoods.
The City of St. Augustine applies annually for a Tree Survey and Risk Assessment for trees in various parks, right-of-ways, and other public areas through a Tree Inventory Application offered by the Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program.
- 2012 Street Tree Inventory Report
- 2014 Street Tree Inventory Report
- 2016 Street Tree Inventory Report
In August 2017, the city will be developing an Urban Forestry Management Plan through a separate grant by the Forestry Division. In this effort, an online survey will be provided with a link here for the public, when it is available.